My wife and I brought our 13 month old boy to Jackson Gore for six nights. It was our first time at Okemo and we were very impressed with the hotel and the mountain. If the room was $100 cheaper per night I would give it five stars all the way. But for the price I felt that the hotel could improve a few things.
Positive things that really stood out:
-Heated parking. What a great idea. Especially when we were leaving and it was 9F outside. We had a very happy baby.
-Slope-side convenience. You couldn't ask for better access to a chair lift, rentals, lessons, etc.
-Excellent daycare. It was our first time using daycare and we were very nervous (to say the least), but the staff and facilities were excellent.
Negative things that might make us think twice about going back:
-Cost. Maybe I'm just too cheap, but for these prices I could ski Canazei (Italian Dolomites) and have money left over for airfare.
-Humidity (or lack thereof). The room was very cold, which forced us to crank up the forced-air heat. Incredibly uncomfortable. Next time we will bring a humidifier. Strangely, a room on the opposite side of the building was too warm, forcing the guests (my Brother and his family) to turn on the AC.
-Crowd control: On Friday and Saturday night groups of children were running up and down the halls playing hide and seek and other games until midnight, with their parents occasionally emerging from their rooms to yell at them. I guess I should just expect this with any family friendly hotel (we are new to this), but when your baby is trying to go to sleep at 8pm it can be very frustrating.
-Difficult slopes: Not necessarily the fault of Jackson Gore Inn, but the slopes served by the Jackson Gore lifts were reasonably difficult. It would have been nice if they could have carved out at least one green (easy) slope from the top to the bottom. I don't mind the difficulty, but it forced a lot of very inexperienced skiers and snowboarders on to intermediate slopes that were clearly over there heads.
The bottom line is that we really had a great time and the Jackson Gore Inn made our first ski trip with our baby seem easy. We may be back, or we may go to Italy. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jackson Gore Village includes a variety of beautiful, classic and luxurious residences. In addition to the original Jackson Gore Inn, the adjacent Adams House and Bixby House offer larger, more spacious units with the newest furnishings in an ideal setting. Options include standard and executive rooms, studios, one and two-bedroom suites (some with lofts), up to 3-bedroom penthouses. Most units have a jetted tub and all have entertainment centers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jackson Gore Hotel Ludlow